General Motors is having lots of ups and downs this year. We are seeing some of the best cars that GM has ever made come out one after the other. Unfortunately, we’re also seeing a lot of the cars we saw in the past damage the company’s credibility, with recalls extending over to its Aussie brothers. In this case, Holden is recalling 27,074 vehicles.
This recall isn’t nearly as bad as the recalls on ignition switch-plagued Cobalts or Impalas—the reason isn’t really as bad either. The Commodore VE and the upcoming Commodore VF (both sedan and ute), as well as the Caprice, have been affected with a problem with the wiper motor, leaving some drivers with cars that aren’t very safe in the rain. Affected models were produced between February 27 and October 31, 2013. Meanwhile, the Commodore’s platform-mate, the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, has been recalled completely and has been issued a stop-sale over an ignition switch-related issue.
The wiper problem is due to a lack of greasing, according to Holden. Those with affected models can get their cars repaired free of charge with a simple wiper motor replacement—an hour-long process. Right now, there’s no word if the Chevrolet SS is affected, but likely not (UPDATE: SS and Caprice PPV recalled for same issue!). If you’re a GM Authority reader from Down Under, you can call Holden at 1.800.033.349.